Foreign Policy

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Dumisani Yambira
1147585

8/12/2015
[Type the company name] user President Zuma`s letdown approach to deliver a sound foreign policy indicates a failure. Factors of negligence and corruption within top officials have put the South African foreign policy brand into shame on the International relations platform. The failure to observe the policies on the Government White paper associates the current Administration with incompetency. The vocal tone of discontentment by the social forces indicate the State`s inability to perform the policies outlined on the Government`s diplomacy of Ubuntu.
South Africa`s role in the COP17 indicates the State`s incoherence on their foreign policy. President Zuma`s Administration did not live to the expectations of the International community and of the locals. The conference expected South Africa to take the lead on the promotion of green technology and encourage renewable sources like wind as outlined on the website of (South African Government White Paper on Foreign Policy 2011). To great disappointment, scholar (Watson n.d.) observed that little support is given to these sources. In 2011, the public campaign of “One million Climate Jobs” demanded for the State to use electricity from wind and solar power (Austin-Evelyn 2011). However the negligence highlight the Foreign Policy`s failure to lure in investors on the climate change program and promote community empowerment. This presents the Government’s failure to meet the demands of civil society.
The President Zuma`s Administration is blamed for giving a blind eye on the potentials of renewable sources. As most of the country`s coal powered stations are heading towards the end of their useful life (Bonellie 2015) And Del Weston acknowledges South Africa to have, “the Influence over the development agendas of other African Countries” (Watson n.d.). One notes that, South…...

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